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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, November 28, 2022 9:58 AM

A fan-tripo in a single-end Peter Witt took us ton (I think) East New Youk Carhouse and yard and gave an opportunity to photographb this utility tool car with our Peter Wiott.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, November 10, 2022 2:36 PM

Ooops!   Should have been oposted on snow-fighting equipment thread.  Oh well, will leave it here and try to duplicate it there.   Trains Magazine, Transit Forum, Trolley Snow-Sweepers thread.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, November 10, 2022 9:41 AM

 

West Penn's sweeper at Connolsville Yard:

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, September 19, 2022 2:12 PM

The trucks (bogies) are believed to be original from the open-car construction, and show an early Nrill design befor invention of its popular leaf-spring-equalizer types:

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:13 PM

Information from Nate Gerstein:   Work flat was originally a Brill 12-bevch open 1898 car, converted yo flat-car in 1828, here at Foot of Main Street, Yonkers.  The grafitti is a shopman's parudy on a fan-trip dash sign seen in the Third-Avenue Home-built Lightweight thread.   "Yonkrts Exprerss."

  

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Friday, September 9, 2022 12:21 AM

Lehigh Valley Transit Snow Sweeper, Fairview Yard, June 1949, rxcursion planned by John Stern:

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, September 8, 2022 2:31 AM

Pittsburgh Railways tool car at South Hills Junction:

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Posted by daveklepper on Sunday, September 4, 2022 3:30 PM

Two motor-flat cars of Third Avenue Transit at the Yonkers, Foot-of-Main Street Carhouse:

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:23 PM

Tool car for NYCTA and South Brooklyn

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, August 22, 2022 9:01 PM

Public Service of New Jersey work equipment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:28 PM

View of snow removal from rear of second-hand (1201-series) car on Webster Avene, The Bronx.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, July 18, 2022 3:56 PM

Jn 1942, the r4emaining ywo Brooklyb elevated lines that used the Brooklyn Bridgw (at opne time there were eight) were cut bacvk to terminate at Myrtle, Nridghe, and Jay Streetsc in Bruuklyn.  Streetcars were movedc from reacjs in the roadways to the former el-train tracjs, and a new multi-tracj loop was builrt for them at the Park Row, City Hall terminal.  The old loop had been sheltered by the elevated station above iy, and the station itself was largely enclosed.  Since the new loop was exposed to the weeather, a retireddeck-ruuifc was placed on a loop track as a much appreciated shelter.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 14, 2022 10:13 PM

Thanks, and note corrected caption on the previos post.

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Posted by rcdrye on Thursday, July 14, 2022 6:14 PM

Line car 3283 still exists at Seashore Trolley Museum.

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Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:10 PM

Two in Boston.  The power Dept. utility car at Everett Shops and trackwork in Hatvatd Square.  Trolleybus wire for tghe Hurohn Avenue line visible.

 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:16 AM

Yes.  Thanks for restoring.  I have zero explaition as to why, looking and looking, I sisn;t find it.

Third Avenue's last Birney, converted to a rail-gtinder and slot-cleanerL

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Posted by pennytrains on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:35 PM

Is this the thread you were looking for?

Big Smile  Same me, different spelling!  Big Smile

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Posted by daveklepper on Saturday, April 2, 2022 7:16 PM

Third Avenue Transit's rail-grinder, rebuilt from its  remaining single-truck Berney:

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Street railway and interurban work equipment
Posted by daveklepper on Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:00 AM

Other than snow-removal equipment, which has a  thread

Two of Third Avenue Transit in 1947 ion the "K" line on Broadway in Washington Heughts.  The first at 175th Street and the second near 200th Street, Dyckman Street:

 The first utility car aopears to have been equipped only for conduit current collection.  The  second has reversed  trolly-poles, but is running on conduit.  i suspect the first  was scrapped soon after this June, 1947 photo, while the second was used five more years in The Bronx and Yonkers.

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